Monday, April 23, 2001

Around Town

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Around Town

Around Town

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Around Town

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Alaska is driving change in cruise controls
The state of Alaska might be pictured as a small tugboat pulling the giant cruise ship industry into the harbor of enhanced environmental protection.

Alaska is driving change in cruise controls
The state of Alaska might be pictured as a small tugboat pulling the giant cruise ship industry into the harbor of enhanced environmental protection.

Senate bill would let Murkowski choose his successor
The state Senate has approved a bill that could have the effect of letting U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski choose his own successor if the Alaska Republican runs for and is elected governor.

Senate bill would let Murkowski choose his successor
The state Senate has approved a bill that could have the effect of letting U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski choose his own successor if the Alaska Republican runs for and is elected governor.

Fire destroys Highlands home
A fire destroyed the Evergreen Avenue home of Jean and George W. Rogers early Saturday while the couple was in San Francisco.

Court limits governor's veto power
A ruling Friday by the Alaska Supreme Court on a 1997 seafood marketing lawsuit will prevent the governor from vetoing anti-abortion language lawmakers have linked to a budget bill, attorneys on both sides of the issue agreed.

Local Agent Orange victim recognized
Ron Hilbert was glad to be alive to receive the Silver Rose Medal last week.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Fire destroys Highlands home
A fire destroyed the Evergreen Avenue home of Jean and George W. Rogers early Saturday while the couple was in San Francisco.

Body found in channel
Officials are saying little about their investigation into the death of an unidentified woman whose body was found floating in Gastineau Channel near Marine Park on Sunday morning.

Briefly

Knowles gives vets diplomas
Gov. Tony Knowles signed legislation this morning to award high school diplomas to Alaskans who dropped out to fight in World War II.

Groups: Logging shutdown excessive
Conservation groups that secured court protections for Tongass National Forest wilderness last month say they don't think a total logging shutdown is necessary.

Upcoming book gathers memories of life in Juneau
A 12-member history committee of the Pioneers Igloo and the Gastineau Channel Historical Society is nearing completion of its second book of local lore.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Briefly

Court limits governor's veto power
A ruling Friday by the Alaska Supreme Court on a 1997 seafood marketing lawsuit will prevent the governor from vetoing anti-abortion language lawmakers have linked to a budget bill, attorneys on both sides of the issue agreed.

Knowles gives vets diplomas
Gov. Tony Knowles signed legislation this morning to award high school diplomas to Alaskans who dropped out to fight in World War II.

Groups: Logging shutdown excessive
Conservation groups that secured court protections for Tongass National Forest wilderness last month say they don't think a total logging shutdown is necessary.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Local Agent Orange victim recognized
Ron Hilbert was glad to be alive to receive the Silver Rose Medal last week.

Body found in channel
Officials are saying little about their investigation into the death of an unidentified woman whose body was found floating in Gastineau Channel near Marine Park on Sunday morning.

Upcoming book gathers memories of life in Juneau
A 12-member history committee of the Pioneers Igloo and the Gastineau Channel Historical Society is nearing completion of its second book of local lore.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Accepting change will be part of solving Egan Drive traffic woes
The City and Borough of Juneau has just issued its draft Area Wide Transportation Plan (AWTP) for public review and comment. Egan Drive receives considerable attention in the AWTP for the obvious reason - it is the most heavily traveled, most important roadway in Juneau. The AWTP recognizes Egan Drive's important arterial role and makes significant recommendations regarding its future. As the agency responsible for Egan Drive we at DOT/PF are very interested in what the final plan will say as it will drive our decisions for years to come.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Grateful supporter of childcare
The recent study of children's behaviors when exposed to childcare raises more questions than it does results. Tracing behaviors in a study based on observation is problematic at best. The number of variables that could affect the outcome in this study is daunting.

Expect better of USFS
In your front-page story on Sunday, I was quoted criticizing the excessive shutdown of logging in the Tongass under a recent court order. Some readers misinterpreted the story as criticism of the court's order.

Searching for words to condemn hate
There's no love-in on the hate crimes conference committee.

Fund payout limits a good idea
The following editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on April 17: By and large, Alaska's leaders have been good stewards of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Plotting Juneau's economic course
Juneau throughout its history has never been a sedate place. From its earliest gold mining days and later as the seat of government for a wild young state, Juneau has been a raucous place. The clanging of heavy machinery, the sounds of aircraft, boats and legislators arguing for their constituents, are as much a part of the town's personality as the glaciers and pristine beauty to be found at every point of the compass.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Expect better of USFS
In your front-page story on Sunday, I was quoted criticizing the excessive shutdown of logging in the Tongass under a recent court order. Some readers misinterpreted the story as criticism of the court's order.

Governor's cruise ship legislation will protect Alaska's environment
The equivalent of Alaska's third largest city on any summer day can't be found on a map. That's because it's afloat.

Governor's cruise ship legislation will protect Alaska's environment
The equivalent of Alaska's third largest city on any summer day can't be found on a map. That's because it's afloat.

Searching for words to condemn hate
There's no love-in on the hate crimes conference committee.

The oil of ANWR: Will history repeat itself?
The Present - In the far northern reaches of Alaska and Canada lives a group of villagers known collectively as, the "people of the deer." For thousands of years these subsistence people have hunted and fished to survive. Positioned strategically to the timeless migration routes of their main food source, the Gwitch'in villages of North America carry with them a lifestyle that has transcended time. It is the caribou which forms the stronghold of their culture.

The oil of ANWR: Will history repeat itself?
The Present - In the far northern reaches of Alaska and Canada lives a group of villagers known collectively as, the "people of the deer." For thousands of years these subsistence people have hunted and fished to survive. Positioned strategically to the timeless migration routes of their main food source, the Gwitch'in villages of North America carry with them a lifestyle that has transcended time. It is the caribou which forms the stronghold of their culture.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Calls are limited to one minute. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. All callers should leave a phone number where they can be contacted for verification purposes. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Accepting change will be part of solving Egan Drive traffic woes
The City and Borough of Juneau has just issued its draft Area Wide Transportation Plan (AWTP) for public review and comment. Egan Drive receives considerable attention in the AWTP for the obvious reason - it is the most heavily traveled, most important roadway in Juneau. The AWTP recognizes Egan Drive's important arterial role and makes significant recommendations regarding its future. As the agency responsible for Egan Drive we at DOT/PF are very interested in what the final plan will say as it will drive our decisions for years to come.

Fund payout limits a good idea
The following editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on April 17: By and large, Alaska's leaders have been good stewards of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth appears when justified by the number of calls received. Calls are limited to one minute. Only comments accompanied by a name will be published. All callers should leave a phone number where they can be contacted for verification purposes. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Men, dogs, blue bags
I love animals - all and every kind! I always have. I feel everyone should be able to experience the pure, unconditional love shown by a family dog or cat, to a more hostile Homo sapien species.

'Just a puppy'
My daughter was bitten on the leg and arm, which broke the skin and severely bruised her, as well, by an unleashed dog at Floyd Dryden while sledding.

A choice made and blame misplaced
One of my favorite stories to tell is called "Why We Tell Stories," it's an origin myth that tells how a young man was told the first stories by Grandfather Rock. Each day the boy went to Grandfather Rock and each day Grandfather Rock told him a new story. One day the boy goes, sits and waits but no story is forthcoming. So he calls out to Grandfather Rock "tell me a story." Grandfather Rock says "I have told you all my stories. Go and share the stories with others for where there are stories, there will be other stories."

Earth Day, every day
While President Bush has declared a national energy crisis, which is directly linked with extractive energy resources, we must also realize that there is human cost to such energy resources as oil. In countries like Burma, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Ecuador, U.S.-based oil companies have taken advantage of lax or nonexistent envi-

Grateful supporter of childcare
The recent study of children's behaviors when exposed to childcare raises more questions than it does results. Tracing behaviors in a study based on observation is problematic at best. The number of variables that could affect the outcome in this study is daunting.

Words that build hate
"For us to say we're going to make a special right for someone that has a sexual preference or a deviance, then that's totally ridiculous. I certainly don't want me as an Alaska Native or as a French person to be placed in the same category that has a perverted sex ideal." - Sen. Jerry Ward, R-Anchorage

Men, dogs, blue bags
I love animals - all and every kind! I always have. I feel everyone should be able to experience the pure, unconditional love shown by a family dog or cat, to a more hostile Homo sapien species.

Plotting Juneau's economic course
Juneau throughout its history has never been a sedate place. From its earliest gold mining days and later as the seat of government for a wild young state, Juneau has been a raucous place. The clanging of heavy machinery, the sounds of aircraft, boats and legislators arguing for their constituents, are as much a part of the town's personality as the glaciers and pristine beauty to be found at every point of the compass.

A choice made and blame misplaced
One of my favorite stories to tell is called "Why We Tell Stories," it's an origin myth that tells how a young man was told the first stories by Grandfather Rock. Each day the boy went to Grandfather Rock and each day Grandfather Rock told him a new story. One day the boy goes, sits and waits but no story is forthcoming. So he calls out to Grandfather Rock "tell me a story." Grandfather Rock says "I have told you all my stories. Go and share the stories with others for where there are stories, there will be other stories."

'Just a puppy'
My daughter was bitten on the leg and arm, which broke the skin and severely bruised her, as well, by an unleashed dog at Floyd Dryden while sledding.

Earth Day, every day
While President Bush has declared a national energy crisis, which is directly linked with extractive energy resources, we must also realize that there is human cost to such energy resources as oil. In countries like Burma, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Ecuador, U.S.-based oil companies have taken advantage of lax or nonexistent envi-

Words that build hate
"For us to say we're going to make a special right for someone that has a sexual preference or a deviance, then that's totally ridiculous. I certainly don't want me as an Alaska Native or as a French person to be placed in the same category that has a perverted sex ideal." - Sen. Jerry Ward, R-Anchorage

Sports in Juneau

Crimson Bears kick Ketchikan
Senior midfielder Justin Dorn had a satisfied look on his face as he stood in the middle of the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field after the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team closed out a weekend that saw the Crimson Bears sweep two games from the Ketchikan Kings, and also blanked the Chugiak Mustangs.

Crimson Bears kick Ketchikan
Senior midfielder Justin Dorn had a satisfied look on his face as he stood in the middle of the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field after the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team closed out a weekend that saw the Crimson Bears sweep two games from the Ketchikan Kings, and also blanked the Chugiak Mustangs.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau goes 4-0 in softball at Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team remained undefeated on the season after posting a perfect 4-0 record this weekend in Sitka.

Juneau goes 4-0 in softball at Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team remained undefeated on the season after posting a perfect 4-0 record this weekend in Sitka.

Bear girls qualify for state with sweep
Freshman striker Nicole Lupro celebrated her 15th birthday Saturday afternoon by scoring three goals as the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team completed a two-game sweep of the Ketchikan Kings with a 6-0 victory.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Bear girls qualify for state with sweep
Freshman striker Nicole Lupro celebrated her 15th birthday Saturday afternoon by scoring three goals as the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team completed a two-game sweep of the Ketchikan Kings with a 6-0 victory.

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